Mouser Electronics fosters its portfolio of IoT offerings, adds the next-gen Intel Quark microcontroller for Internet of Things (IoT) architectures and applications to its stock.
Ready-to-market, the new Intel Quark microcontroller D2000 is touted to be a low-power, battery-operated, 32-bit microcontroller with a more robust instruction set than other entry-level microcontrollers.
Announced at Embedded World 2016 and get-at-able from Mouser, the Intel Quark Microcontroller Developer Kit D2000 is designed to help IoT developers navigate the complexities of IoT systems and speed time-to-market for new products and services.
Among the key nuggets
- The device’s technology extends intelligent computing to a new spectrum of data actuation applications and devices that require lower power consumption.
- The Intel Quark microcontroller D2000, is optimized for applications that require long battery life, such as wearable sensors and RFID
- The 32MHz, ultra-low power, 32-bit microcontroller contains 32kBytes of flash and 8kBytes of SRAM and boasts 25 general-purpose inputs and outputs (GPIOs).
- Its 19 analog comparators and 19 channels for analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) make it easy to connect to transducers and radio frequency (RF) front ends, and the serial peripheral interfaces allow for seamless connection with popular sensors, radios, memories, digital signal processors (DSPs), and application processors.
- The D2000 features two PWM channels, an extended operating temperature range (-40 degrees Celsius to +85 degrees Celsius), an operating range of 2.0 – 3.3 VDC, and comes with a full Intel x86 instruction set architecture for compatibility and scalability.
The new devices are reported to be interoperable with other Intel-based systems simplifying integration of edge products in end-to-end IoT architectures. More can be handled at the device level, reducing the need for more costly and potentially unnecessary gateways, depending on the application.
The Intel Quark microcontroller D2000 is ideal for smart tags and readers, sensor and device controllers, display controllers, and motor controllers.